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The Old School House

Lustleigh, Devon (Ref. 975727)

  • The Old School House - (Ref. 975727)

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  • Sleeps 4 people

  • 2 bedrooms

  • 1 bathroom

  • Pets allowed

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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5 Customer Review(s)

  • “The owners, Bill & Heather Fothergill were very welcoming and helpful.”

    Lustleigh is a charming village with a population which is obviously proud of it and very active in maintaining it as a viable community. Bill & Heather are equally obv... more

    Lustleigh is a charming village with a population which is obviously proud of it and very active in maintaining it as a viable community. Bill & Heather are equally obviously active members of the community and full of local knowledge and useful information. On our self-catering holidays, we have always made a point of trying somewhere different every time but would certainly consider returning to the Old School House, if looking for similar accommodation in this area again. This was our fourth booking with Helpful Holidays and all of them have been more than just satisfactory. I was a little concerned at their merger with Sykes but then remembered that we have also used Sykes on other occasions and always been more than satisfied with our decision. The one feature of the website which really annoys me is the little pop-ups advising that someone has just booked a cottage somewhere. If they haven't, you've got a serious problem. Speaking as an ex sales professional and retired member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, I would suggest that they add absolutely nothing to the booking experience but are just an aggravating distraction!

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The property

Located in the centre of the pretty Devon village of Lustleigh, on the edge of the stunning Dartmoor National Park, this cottage has been beautifully converted from the Victorian school.

The village tea room, shop and friendly pub are just 150 yards from the cottage, so you are in the perfect spot for a Devonshire cream tea or hearty supper, perhaps after walking the footpaths which radiate from the village and take in spectacular countryside scenery.

This semi-detached cottage welcomes you into a cosy living room with wood burning stove and entertainment in the form of a TV/DVD and piano for duets or to practise your scales.

The kitchen/dining room, through an archway from the living room, is a light, airy room for rustling up delicious meals from the fresh local Devon produce.

Downstairs is a handy shower-room, shared by the two bedrooms which you will find upstairs, complete with period characterful beams with wrought iron supports.

You will enjoy observing the slow pace of village life and lovely views from the pretty lawn garden which surrounds the cottage, with no less than two patios for eating al fresco from the barbecue and toasting your toes around the firepit when the sun sets.

As well as dramatic Lustleigh Cleave on the edge of the village to explore, Dartmoor's eastern slopes are just beyond, a great place for walking, picnicking and admiring the landscape.

Riding, fishing and golf can all be found close to Lustleigh, with the sea and beaches at Teignmouth or Torbay only about 10 miles away, so there are plenty of activities to sample.


  • Over two floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king size double, 1 x room with two singles
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin, WC
  • Upstairs WC and basin
  • Sitting room with wood burning stove
  • Kitchen with dining area.
  • Central heating, electric fires with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for one car, or parking is usually available on a quiet road nearby
  • Two well-behaved dog welcome, Sorry no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property
  • Note: Towels are not provided at this property

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Newton Abbot is situated in the heart of The English Riviera, with its mild climate and thriving palm trees. The ancient market town now offers plenty of modern shops and the famous Hedgehog Hospital, where visitors are encouraged to feed and hold the animals. There's also a racecourse where National Hunt racing takes place from spring until autumn, with craft fayres during winter. Newton Abbot has one of the only traditional working malthouses left in the UK, offering the finest selection of bottled beers in Devon. The nearby seaside towns of Teignmouth and Shaldon are very nearby and are fantastic destinations for families. Spend a day on the beach building sand castles and walk the impressive Victorian Pier at Teignmouth. The National Trust houses of Bradley Manor, Coleton Fishacre and Compton Castle are well worth a visit, whilst the highlight of your stay will undoubtedly be the stunning beaches around Torquay and the many hidden coves such as Meadfoot, Oddicombe and farther afield the pretty Ness Cove. And of course, the South West Coast Path provides stunning seascapes across the bay, with a popular stretch from Torquay Harbour to Daddyhole Plain, passing through Beacon Cove where Agatha Christie used to swim as a girl. Newton Abbot provides a fabulous base for an English seaside holiday all year round.

Region Information

Note: Towels are provided at this property at an additional charge.

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